FM Preview: Ipswich Town v Reading 26 Nov 2011

Footymad preview History of the Ipswich Town v Reading fixture

Reading face a trip to Ipswich Town at Portman Road on Saturday afternoon, needing to turn around their fortunes at the ground. The Royals will be hoping to improve upon a record which has seen them ending up on the losing side in more than half of the games played between the two.

The most recent encounter between these two sides was less than a year ago, in March 2011, as the visitors ran out cosy 1-3 winners in a Championship match.

Recent encounters between the teams

Season Date Team Result Team Comp
2010/2011 Tue 08 Mar Ipswich Town 1-3 Reading Championship
2010/2011 Tue 28 Sep Reading 1 - 0 Ipswich Town Championship
2009/2010 Sat 03 Apr Ipswich Town 2 - 1 Reading Championship
2009/2010 Sat 07 Nov Reading 1 - 1 Ipswich Town Championship
2008/2009 Sat 14 Mar Reading 0 - 1 Ipswich Town Championship
2008/2009 Sat 13 Sep Ipswich Town 2 - 0 Reading Championship
2005/2006 Tue 22 Nov Ipswich Town 0 - 3 Reading Championship

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Recent respective form guides

Ipswich Town are showing reasonable home form, having won four and lost two from the last six played. A total of 11 goals have been scored by the Tractor Boys in those games, with 6 conceded.

Reading have an average recent record on the road, with two wins, two draws, and two defeats. These low-scoring games have seen just 5 goals scored and conceded.

Ipswich Town find themselves struggling down in 16th position in the league having picked up 20 points from their 16 matches.

Reading see themselves just below half way in the npower Championship, showing a record of 21 points from their 17 games played so far,

Current overall team form

Team P W D L F A P
Ipswich Town 6 1 1 4 8 13 4
Reading 6 1 3 2 5 6 6

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FootyMad's prediction ...

With Reading only showing average form on the road, Footymad are of the opinion a draw at Portman Road will be a good result. No-score draw

Sequence statistics

Team Sequences
Ipswich Town Been beaten in each of their previous 2 home matches.
Failed to win in previous 2 home matches.
Latest 4 games ended in defeat.
Not won in the 4 most recent games.
Reading Not won in previous 2 away matches.
Last drawn game 4 outings ago.

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